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-israel platform. you have to wonder why it happened in the first place. president obama as candidate in 2008, saying it was his personal belief jerusalem was and always will be the capital of israel. whose brilliant idea was to take it out of the platform? still a bit of a mystery today. nobody is saying who it might have been. watch this exchange between myself and dnc chairman debbie wasserman schultz last evening after that revote. why was it dropped in the first place? i understand clarification or the rewrite, whatever, why was that language 2kr07d in the first place? >> essentially like i said it was technical correction when we realized that needed clarification on president obama realized his personal view about jerusalem being israel's capital and always remaining israel's capital wasn't in the platform he made sure we took the pretty, at least in terms of recent history, a pretty unprecedented step of amending our platform in the middle of the convention. >> reporter: same thing with the word god being taken out of the platform. nobody could explain why that happened. debbie wasser
a corner. president obama asked voters to hang on and give him a second term. some 368,000 americans just quit hanging on and completely gave up looking for work last month. the august jobs report shows only 96,000 jobs were added to our economy last month. that's a whole lot less than expected. the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, moving in the right direction but only because so many people gave up looking for work. only 63% of working-age adults are in the workforce, that is the lowest level since 1981. translates to nearly 9 million able-bodnear nearly 9 million able body deed adults not getting a paycheck. back then 275 jobs were ordered. it slumped to 245,000 in june. august 96,000. this news comes as the candidates kick their general election campaigns into high gear. we are waiting for reaction from president obama, he's in the key battle state of new hampshire speaking at this hourment he's been talking for a few minutes but has yet to mention the job report. if he does we'll check it out. mitt romney is attending a rally in iowa. earlier he spoke to bret baier about the jobs repo
tonight. >> cenk: and we've invisible obama in the house. then we'll tell you about t millionaire donors. >> he was not something that senator blunt was eager to talk about. senator, can you answer the question? >> cenk: michael shure talked to brian ross about that story. really interesting. don't miss that. and then later in the program it turns out huge parts of the osama bin laden raid were made up. >> they walked by and said, are you guys ready? can you pull this off? i'm pretty sure they said, yes absolutely. >> cenk: right before the show people came up and said, are you all ready. we shook hands and said yes. you know why? because it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so last night everybody of course thought mitt romney's speech was going to be the big moment at the end of the republican national convention. it turns out we were wrong. the big moment was president obama. invisible obama's. so let's break down the convention for you. first clint eastwood came out. this is what we were referencing. he gave a rambling unfortunate speech where he was talking to an inadvisable oba
." wolf. >>> martin, thanks very much. happening now, brand new poll results show president obama's approval rating passing a very important milestone. also, on this an ser vary of 9/11, we'll hear the president strongly defend one of the united states' deadliest and most effective weapons against would-be terrorists. and in a cnn exclusive, the brother of al qaeda's top leader now says there is a way to reconciliation and peace. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." >>> all that coming up. we begin with a very public and new escalation of some tension between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. israeli sources tell me the white house at least for now has rejected prime minister netanyahu's request to meet with him later this month to discuss iran's nuclear program. the israelis were told a meeting isn't possible because of the president's schedule, schedule won't permit it even when they offer to have the prime minister come to washington from new york where he'll be addressing the united nations. the white house is pushing back saying the presiden
>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
in honor of the september 11th attacks. this afternoon president obama will head to walter reid medical senator where he will meet with wounded warriors and their families. both mitt romney and paul ryan have released statements in commemoration of this tragedy. romney promises we as a nation will never forget paul ryan extends his gratitude to the military and mentions first responders who are still suffering in new york. federal health officials have added 58 new types of cancer to the list of covered illnesses for those exposed to toxins at ground zero. coverage for treatment and care is available to first responders within 30 days. the port authority and september 11th memorial foundation has reached a deal to complete the museum at ground zero. the two agencies have reached an impasse over both who will paid for the museum and who will oversee it. better coordination between the two parties, and an advisory committee that would hammer out additional disputes between the two parties. a lot of people at play here. so you got a lot of political people coming tog
officials are speaking at the ceremony at new york's ground zero. president obama and the first lady attended a ceremony at the passenger today. the president laying a wreath before making comments. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. god bless the memories of those we lost. jon: you won't have to watch any attack ads today, both the president and republican presidential nominee governor mitt romney pulled all negative ads in honor of 9/11. today governor romney issued this statement. eleven years ago evil descended upon our country taking thousands of lives in an unspeakable act against innocence. america will never forget those who perished. america will never stop caring for the loved ones they left behind and america will remain ever vigilant against those who would do us harm. eric shawn covered the attacks that morning, with us here at fox, he's live at ground zero now. eric, what is going on? >> jon, you know it has been eleven years but it seems as if no
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
. >> the white house says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during i presidential motorcade. upter police officer bruce saint laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle. it is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> new campaign fund-raising numbers out for the president. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney in the month of august with a total of $114 million to romney's 111 million. on the campaign trail in florida sunday president obama told supporters his opponents are not very good when it comes to crunching numbers. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. >> the latest tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce. the president leading mitt romney 49% to 44%. that's up from just 1 percentage point before democratic national convention. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigns in ohio today in an interview on nbc's "
already has his campaign in 100% damage control mode. also, an important new poll shows president obama pulling ahead in yet another important swing state. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns in a very rainy washington, d.c. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the fallout er mitt romney's complaint that 47% of americans will vote for the president no matter what he says. those 47% are "dependent on government, believe they are victims" and in romney's words "my job is not to worry about those people." the remarks are from a nearly hour long of a secret recorded video of a romney fundraiser last may. the video obtained by the left leaning magazine mother jones that posted the entire interview. let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. fascinating story. so much has happened over the last 24 hours. you had quite an article online today. and i just want to read part of that. romney has a businessman's approach to politics which means he sizes up an audience and figures out what he needs to cut the deal and he does it and expects it to work. >> he's a businessm
in iran, and is being heavily guarded right now by police. >> as for the president, president obama vowing all necessary steps. security being beefed up to protect u.s. citizens all around the world. >> and, and a major development in libya. the first arrests in connection with the attack that killed two well-respected american diplomats and two former navy s.e.a.l.s. >> want to begin our worldwide coverage this morning out of cairo with ian lee. ian talk to me a little bit about this world via twitter from the muslim brotherhood that they are announcing the protests will only be held in tahrir square. why is that? >> well, brook, what the muslim brotherhood is saying, is that by canceling the protests around egypt, they hope to curb any violence that happens from those protests. but they said they're holding a symbolic protest in tahrir square. they also added that because it's symbolic, means there's not going to be a lot of people, a low turnout. you know, they can't have one protest in one place. that's going to draw people. but right now in tahrir square what we're seeing, we're seein
and the economy followed by tim snyder a bloomberg news and his story on the result of present obama's pledged to start a green revolution. the u.s. ambassador to libya was killed along with embassy staffers. congress continues its brief work in washington. in chicago, the teachers' strike enters its third day with no agreement. we would like to hear from you this morning, whether you think teachers should be allowed to strike. we have special phone lines. if you are agitator, which include teachers and administrators, call. if you are a parent, call. and all other callers can read us.reach you can also find us online. send us a tweet. you can also find us on facebook. we are also on e-mail. let's take a look at the latest on the chicago teachers strike. this is the front page of the chicago tribune -- the national papers are also covering this story today. we're asking you this morning if you think educators should be allowed to strike? do you see their jobs as too valuable? the class room too important to be put at risk by strikes? or do you see it as an important way they can exercise their
tonight capped off of course by president obama. the star last night absolutely goes to bill clinton. take a look at this. >> the republican argument against the president reelection is actually pretty simple pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so fire him and put us back in. [ cheers and applause ] >> clinton spoke for nearly an hour, and as usual he did write the speech himself, but much of what he said was off of the cuff. and if you were wondering where hilary clinton was her secretary of state duties have her literally a world away. she is standing in for president obama at the economic cooperation forum leader this week. this is the first democratic national convention she missed in four decades. take a look at this here is a great photo showing mrs. clinton catching up on the dnc. has bill clinton spoke last night, hashtag 2016 was one of the most popular. we'll be back after the break. for more online go to current.com/stephaniemiller. this year the presidential campaigns are running a re
and president obama. we want to get your thoughts on that this morning. who do you trust on foreign policy in campaign 2012. the numbers are on your screen. you can get in touch with us via social media -- host: we will take a look at an article by james kitfield in "the national journal." he will be our guest later in the airport. the election is a test of competing world views. this is from the august 27 edition. now, regarding governor running romney -- we will look at some points of conflict regarding different areas around the globe but let's go to the phones. our first call regarding campaign 2012 -- who do you trust on foreign policy? our first call comes from south carolina, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. mitt romney wants to go to war again with by ren and we don't need another war. -- with iran and we don't need another war. obama has done everything he can as president. we had a national tragedy and he wants to politicize it. i don't trust mitt romney. he wants to go to war again. i love with the president is doing. people wanted freedo
are living in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message. >> i think that ad just makes my point, they're tone deaf. good morning, it's thursday, september 27th, as you take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city with willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. and in washington, for "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back.
a chance to fix it. gerri: one comment about obama's and the voters. >> if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama should you feel that way now that he is president? [applause] there is something wrong with the job he has done with the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. [laughter] [cheers and applause] >> it was not a personal attack where his integrity or character but his job performance. you don't feel so giddy. it is a great line. appealing to the emotional reaction to those who do remember how optimistic they were and now how disappointed they are where we are. gerri: another comment was about obama's performance with the environment. it was all laugh line but not deliver that way. >> obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [laughter] and and 'll the planets. my promise is to help you and your family. gerri: that introduction was funny. >> key is not a stand-up comic do not stand on your laugh line. raise your voice that you are clear you are sarcastic some the people were not sure if he was serious. he had a facial expansion but you
on this monday, september 17, 2012. president obama traveled to ohio today to continue touting his efforts for the u.s. auto industry. he will make an official complaint with the world trade organization alleging china is undercutting the american automobile industry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney takes its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so
anniversary. president and mrs. obama observe a moment of silence at the white house. then they travel to memorial service for pentagon victim ttz. later the president visits wounded warriors at walter reid. >>> and for the first time, there will be no politicians at ground zero ceremonies in new york. mitt romney speaks to national guard convention in nevada. paul ryan in his home state of wisconsin for the day. latest abc news poll find that presidt obama is six points ahead in, eight points up since the political conventions. >>> it is going to be neck and neck all the way down the stretch. >> seems like president obama if you believe the polls got more of a bounce out of conventions. the debates will start. it will be who won the debate. yes, it certainly is going to shift. >> if president obama's approval rating is 50% or lower he will become the first president to ever become re-elected with a 50% approval rating or lower, george w., had a 48% in august, but not in september when he was re-elected. >> interesting, beth candidates. mitt romney, and president obam
that still exist. >> president obama will attend a memorial ceremony in the pentagon that happens today. jennifer is standing by. >> good morning, brian. you can hear the planes taking off behind me over the pent early morning and sun about to rise on the pent 11 years ago 8:20 in the morning, american airlines plight to go off at dulles airport and slammed in the pentagon and slicing through three corridors and three rings of the pentagon and killing 125 people on the ground and 184 people are memorialized and the memorial behind me that you can see the lights essentially remembered those 184 poem. and there will be a ceremony here in the pentagon and the president will come here after he and the first lady mark a moment of silence. there will be wreth-laying ceremony and speeches from the secretary and president. and the leon paneta was in shanksville, pennsylvania where he remembered the heros of the floit. >> that kind of sacrifice and commitment and dedication, and that kind of courage is what makes this country strong and we damn well better remember that every day. >> in afghanis
fuglesang. i'll be filling in for steph all week in spite of a very angry letter from michelle obama. i'm delighted to be here. we have great guests lined up today and all week long. really what matters most is that you the current viewer get your news from the only channel that matters and the only news girl that matters of course, i'm talking about the luminous and brilliant jacki schechner. good morning jacki. >> good morning, john, how are you? can you hear me? maybe he can't hear me. good morning everybody. there is no viable path to the presidency for mitt romney that does not include ohio and new poll numbers show that he's now losing to president obama in the key battleground state. the president holds a 5-point lead, this according to the public policy polling which is a democratic leaning outfit. but what's important about this is that mitt romney's campaigning in ohio today and at this point in the game, the numbers show he still has some significant work to do. president up 50 to 45. meanwhile, mitt romney ma
events that have u.s. security officials extremely concerned right now. president obama leads the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetrat
. >> the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in lib yeah. he dent direidn't directly aans. >> when initial events happened in cairo and the region. our goal now is to not only make sure our embassies and diplomats are safe but also to make sure we bring those who carried out these events to justice. >> reporter: the white house for the first time called at salt on t the -- the assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. there are mounting questions about how it all happened? >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this test. if there was not, why not? >> the administration suggested there was no advanced warning because the attack was a spontaneous react tugs anti-muslim video that sparked protests in egypt last week. >> what this began was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> republicans say that is just not right. >> it shows the what happened in benghazi wufz nas not an anti-american protest or result of a youtube video, an orchestrated anti-american terrorist a
candidates. mitt romney, and president obama staying away from ground zero today. let the families. >> the families will be there. only the families reading the names of those that were lost. >> right. >> also they're pulling any negative ad off the tv airwaves thankfully today. >> can weep du do that forever? >> it pays the bills here. >> pays our salaries. >> helps with coffee. >>> back to the bargaining table in chicago as massive teachers strike enters the second day. 29,000 teachers walked off the job yesterday filling the loop in downtown chicago. that means 350,000 students will be sitting out classes for at least one more day. the bitter dispute over job security and evaluations could impact school districts in nearly two dozen states that are battling over similar issues. but, politicizing both sides trying to take a stance. at least paul ryan saying we stand with the mayor, and of course, you remember, mitt romney said i think back in may, he said theating. >> powerful stink. >> fish and chips anybody? >> there you go. holding on the fish. remember when new york had a mys
] >>> this morning on "world news now" -- hot seat. president obama facing tough questions about immigration and broken campaign promises. >> one day after mitt romney was put on the spot in a miami townhall meeting. it is friday, september 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> happy friday, everybody. we made it to the weekend. >> tgif. >> i'm paula faris. i think. >> you are paula faris last time i checked. >> when was the last time you checked. >> days ago. you were gone. >> glad to be back. i was in texas. >> blowing the lid off something big down there? >> yes. we'll bring it soon. good to be back. >> good texas barbecue? >> barbecue. might have had a margarita or two. >> i'm john muller, by the way. last time i checked. rob nelson is on assignment. the presidential campaign in our top story. >>> the labor and budgetary pains that american airlines is going through right now. delayed flights and what analysts are saying to you if you plan to book a ticket with them. >>> history in the skies over the southwest part of our nation as the the space shuttle "endeav
't president obama meet with netanyahu? but first, an urgent warning. it is about our nation's debt. as if the threat of going over the fiscal cliff isn't bad enough, it now gets worse. if congress doesn't reach a budget deal, moody's will cut its triple-a realitying by one notch, so can congress strike a deal? and avoid this downgrade? senator john thune is on the budget finance committee. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, greta. >> greta: so. moody's says they doll this. >> this is the latest warning we have gotten. obviously, this is not the first time that we have been warned. this is the most predictable crisis we have ever had. we know exactly how serious the situation is, the debt just crossed the $16 trillion mark. we are facing a fiscal cliff, come the first of next year, less than 4 months from now, at which time, the congressional budget office says if congress doesn't act, it could plunge us into a recession, likely will plunge us into a recession and could have unemployment above 9% before next year. >> greta: how you can let this happen? last year when the s&p downg
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." why are they so important? they carry tomahawk missiles. this will give president obama another option. we already know unmanned drones flew over libya looking for intelligence on who may have been responsible for the attacks on benghazi, looking at al qaeda-related militant groups, where they are located, where are the encampment, the strongholds? they will gather the intelligence. and two options on the table. libyan forces could try to go after some of these targets once they're identified, or possibly now, the president has the option. he could order those ships to fire their tomahawk missiles against those targets. the president said, justice will be done. now some of the options being put into place. john? >> so barbara, drones are looking for them, possible special forces action if we find them or tomahawk missiles. do you have a sense of any time frame here? >> reporter: we believe, you know, the first ship probably already, frankly, within range of any target, the libyan coast. we know that it was very close by in port in the mediterranean. second ship should be there within a
, hasn't given us official confirmation yet. but they have told us that president obama is being kept abreast of the situation in libya by his national security adviser, tom donnell at this moment. the white house on top of this. >> i'm sure we'll be hearing from the state department, of course, probably from the white house as well. fluid situation. jamie rubin, stay with us. we need to get a quick commercial break in. we're going to stay on this breaking news coverage all morning long. u.n. ambassador to libya and three other embassy staffers killed in a rocket attack overnight in benghazi. we are going to talk to former house speaker newt gingrich next. at usaa, we believe honor is not exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
, essentially, of president obama. he says he's not going to get involved. and the teachers union, which is on strike, is an avid supporter of president obama. and he just goes through the policies for a second, will you? >> it's fascinating on so many levels, public employee union money is given to democrats and a democratic mayor and a democratic president, and it's interesting, for mayor emanuel to be successful as a mayor, he has to take down the public sector unions and right now the chicago teachers union. if he does not stand strong and get transformtive change, we will be back here. and to go against the union sponsors in the democratic party and chief of staff with, the president doesn't want him to do that, he doesn't want a see a wedge driven between public sector unions and teachers unions and that's why makes the policies so dicey. stuart: charles. charles: let's talk about the kids for a moment and we know about the gangs and murders aen things like that. black families in chicago make less than 40,000, and teenagers in the household, only one in ten has a job. that's 90% u
and as a military mom, i love seeing veterans and military families for obama. [applause] i'm a full-time teacher and of course as a woman i want you to vote. [applause] and i have seen first-hand just how barack and joe stand up for the rights and freedoms of women every single day. barack is the son of a single mother who worked hard to him pay the bills and joe has been standing up for women since he was in the senate. piece says his proudest achievement was riding the violence against women act. [applause] so it is no surprise that the president signed his very first piece of legislation that he signed with four women to earn the same pay as men. [applause] our president has appointed more women to cabinet level positions and more women to the federal bench than anyone in history. [applause] that is worth clapping for. and that doesn't count our wonderful supreme court justices, it elena kagan and sonia sotomayor. [applause] and of course as debbie said, the president work so worked so hard for health care reform. now insurance companies will no longer be able to charge us more for coverage t
obama gets reelected and you have a reblican congress i think there is a decent chance we'll get fundamental tax reform. i would add that onto the list of john's things. does that, do we ultimately get to a consumption tax? i, i'm an economist so i can certainly make the argument why we're there. i don't think that is part of the debate now. we're a fair way away from that but we'll see. i do think, one of the risks, which i think people are sort of discounting is the notion that for essentially bargaining and strategic reasons we will go off the fiscal cliff in sense that the advantage of doing that then the tax rates reset to where they were at the beginning of the bush administration. then you could have a different debate which is a debate about let's do a big tax reform that includes cutting taxes for most people. and that is a more attractive debate for both sides to have than the current one. and so, and, you know, there is a lot of work being done, what's the economic consequences of going off the cliff. a lot depend whether or not you think it is permanent or temporary.
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